Positively Revolting

Hosts Ani and Lyn talking about a variety of topics from an eco-feminist, and anarcha-feminist perspective.  Call in and voice your thoughts, ideas and opinions on today's topics.

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Positively Revolting on 12/17/10

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Fri, 12/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Winter Solstice - Delving into the Dark, and Welcoming the Sun

So we've made it around the Sun, one more time.  The longest night of the year comes next week-- Winter Solstice is Tuesday, the 21st, with the Sun going into Capricorn at 3:38 PM, Pacific Time. 

This is one of the eight turning points of the pagan year.  The last was Samhain, more commonly known as Halloween.  At that time, the old year dies... the earth lies almost at rest around us for six weeks.  Now, at Winter Solstice, it is reborn.

Positively Revolting on 12/03/10

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Fri, 12/03/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Ani and Lyn interview author Steve Hendricks, on A Kidnapping in Milan: The CIA on Trial

Positively Revolting on 11/26/10

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Fri, 11/26/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Micah White, of Adbusters, discusses Carnivalesque Rebellion Week, and culture jamming.
In the midst of the Carnivalesque Rebellion Week, on Buy Nothing Day, Ani and Lyn continue their celebration of the spirit of rebellion on this special episode of Positively Revolting.
 
For so many people life has become a race to accumulate flashier, shinier things.  Things too often made from non-renewable resources, by people working without basic worker protections or adequate pay, and paid for through debt, accruing interest to the financiers, which has to be earned by serving one's corporate master.  This service is often unfulfilling, and unbefitting an intelligent and creative human being. All too often, a person who feels this dissatisfaction tries to assuage the emptiness with ever flashier, shinier things. 
 
Even as Oregon continues to have double digit unemployment, those that are working continue the hamster wheel syndrome, and those that aren't are still seduced by the call of those shiny consumer goods... come on, all the cool kids have one.... All too often, people fall into despair, feeling a lack of self-worth, when they aren’t able to keep up with these manufactured desires, and identities become co-mingled with what job you hold, or don’t.
 
A human being's natural habitat is not a cubby nor a mall.
 
Buy Nothing Day is all about focusing on breaking free from this cycle of consumer addiction. The Carnivalesque Rebellion Week is an international happening to call for reclamation of our lives, a new way of organizing our economies, our communities. 
 
What happens when we start to become ourselves?
 
Adbusters is a global network of activists, creatives and culture jammers working to change the way information flows, and meaning is produced in our society.
 

Positively Revolting on 11/19/10

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Fri, 11/19/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Pranksters vs. corporate capitalism: Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men is Ani and Lyn's guest.

The Yes Men are anti-corporate activists who use humor, theater, and practical jokes to draw attention to some of the ridiculous beliefs that make up the foundation of corporate capitalism.

Continuing the celebration of resistance and the creation of conscious elaborate spectacles to interrupt the flow of the numbing pablum, we'll discuss the role of imagination in revolution.

Positively Revolting on 11/05/10

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Fri, 11/05/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Hosts Ani and Lyn celebrate the spirit of rebellion on Guy Fawkes Day.

 

Positively Revolting on 10/29/10

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Fri, 10/29/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Celebrating Samhain-- Celtic New Year: Ani speaks with local author Lichen June on transformations.

Samhain (aka Halloween) is a time of endings, of death, and of deep transformation-- as every ending carries inside it a new beginning.  Many of us fear this sort of profound changes, and painfully clutch to our past, because it is all we know.  Some who seek transformation still try to retain rigid control, fearing chaos and loss of agency.

Positively Revolting on 10/15/10

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Fri, 10/15/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Thirty years of celebrating goddess-centered spirituality and women's culture, with We'Moon.

Staff of the We'Moon collective join Ani for a look at their history, and what they are doing now.  For thirty years, the We'Moon calendars have explored topics of deep ecology, women's culture, and goddess-centered spirituality through art and verse written by women.  Along with the inspiring art, the calendar also holds detailed astrological information and lunar cycles.

Positively Revolting on 10/01/10

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Fri, 10/01/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Danbert Nobacon and Alex Cox talk about their new book: 3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale

Join hosts Ani and Lyn in this conversation about about art, story-telling, and anarchy.  Exterminating Angel Press has made copies of this book available as "thank you gifts" for listeners who join or renew their memberships to KBOO.

Danbert Nobacon is a musician, one of the founding members of Chumbawamba, host of a community radio program in North Central Washington at KTRT, and author of the new book, 3 Dead Princes: An Anarchist Fairy Tale.

Positively Revolting on 09/17/10

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Fri, 09/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Optimal aging and hormone balance

Join host Lyn Moelich and her in-studio guest Naturopathic Doctor Kathryn Retzler. They'll be discussing her book "Hormone Synergy", on optimal aging and hormone balance. It's for women, men and transgendered folk. Join us in the discussion about how balancing your hormones can balance your life.
 

Positively Revolting on 09/03/10

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Fri, 09/03/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Nine years of occupation in Afghanistan-- how do we stop it? a discussion with Dan Handelman.

The nine years of occupation in Afghanistan has squandered precious resources, fanned xenophobia, and furthered the militarization of society.

On October 9th, people will gather for a march, rally and teach-in between Market and Clay, in the South Park Blocks, at 11 AM, demanding an end to this occupation, and a redirection of federal money towards jobs and education, away from wars and occupation.

Join Ani and Lyn with their guest Dan Handelman from Peace and Justice Works.  Please call 503-231-8187 during the broadcast with your questions and comments.

 

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Positively Revolting on 05-25-12 Police infiltration of radical movements-- really?

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Fri, 05/25/2012

Police infiltration of radical movements-- really? They do that? Listen in for a lively discussion!

Lyn and ani's guest will be Peg Millett, environmental activist, and member of the so-called Arizona Five

In 1989, Peg was arrested with other Earth Firsters in a sting operation, and served three years without parole.

With rumors flying about the resurgence of police / FBI infiltration and entrapment practices to break movements, we thought it is important to look at this piece of very relevant history, and see what lessons can be gained.  

This behavior by the police and powers that be is anything but new, or limited to a few isolated cases. Known as COINTELPRO in the 60s, the practice is occassionally stopped or thwarted by civil liberatarians, only to pop back up with a new code name and slightly modified practices a bit later.

How can organizers and activists be aware of this practice of the state and not fall victim to it?  Join our conversation with Peg Millet, and learn your history! 

Your questions and comments are welcome at 503-231-8187  or on facebook.com/positivelyrevolting, or by email to positivelyrevolting@gmail.com

Please like us on Facebook (facebook.com/positivelyrevolting) and Twitter (#positiverevolt)  and stay in touch.  Together we are unstoppable, another world is possible!

  • Title: PR 05-25-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 60:17 minutes (55.2 MB)
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Re-making the village: community building, art, and permaculture.

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Fri, 05/18/2012

Join ani and Lyn for a lively celebration of community and community building with Mark Lakeman and Hannah of the Village Building Convergence.

This is the 12th annual VBC, and "The Roots of Regeneration" is the theme this year.

Tune in to hear about the exciting neighborhood projects that you can get involved with during the day, and the wonderful nightly community gatherings.  This all happens May 25th - June 3rd.

The Village Building Convergence is a very hands on event, where one can learn skills while creating a tangible thing to benefit communities throughout the area.  Using low impact building materials, like cob and recycled wood, sustainability is a big focal point of the Convergence.  

Tired of just talking about making communities better?  Listen to this discussion, and find out how you can have a hand in actually building better communities now.

Another tangible thing you can do to build community is to support KBOO, your community radio station.  Please call in during the show with your contribution of support!  For your contribution at $180 level, Lyn and ani will take you to tea and give you an intuitive consultation using the tools of Tarot and astrology.

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Positively Revolting on 05-11-12 The Nation correspondent, John Nichols

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Fri, 05/11/2012

Ani and Lyn speak with John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation magazine and the associate editor of The Capital Times in Madison, Wisconsin. His latest book is "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street." He has covered seven presidential races and reported from two-dozen countries. He is the author or coauthor of eight books on media and politics.

They will be discussing why Wisconsin matters and how the spirit of Wisconsin has inspired activism on other states. What's a "Next Media" system and how can it allow citizens to create their own media platforms. Can we possibly reclaim the first amendment, how the progressive past and historical roots can motivate and encourage citizens to fight for their lives and livlihoods. This and more ... you never know where talk radio will go.

  • Length: 60:30 minutes (55.39 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 05-04-12 Guest Michael Meade

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Fri, 05/04/2012

Lyn and Ani talk with Micheal Meade about his new spoken word CD set Inner Wisdom

Drawing upon myths and wisdom traditions from both the East and West, Micheal Meade finds and mines the ancient "roots of wisdom'. Rather than abstract knowlege or general truths, this "embodied wisdom" is shown to be both immediate and eternal, both personal and deeply soulful. The point here is the awakening of the Uniquness within each individual and their connection to the divine: which is to say our connection to each other.  

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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 63:18 minutes (57.95 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 04-27-12 No more business as usual -- May Day 2012

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Fri, 04/27/2012

No more business as usual -- May Day 2012.   Lyn and Ani be talking with people from the Portland Liberation Organizing Council about what they have planned for the day, and why.

There are many things going on throughout the day, organized by many different groups.

These include a 9 am gathering in Woodlawn Park, with march to liberate a space; an unpermitted march gathering under the eastend of the Burnside Bridge at 11:30; a permitted march gathering in the South Park Blocks at Shemanski Park, and more!

We'd look forward to hearing from you!  

What are you doing or not doing on this very special May Day?  

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  • Title: PR 04-27-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 55:03 minutes (50.4 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 04-20-12 Environmental activist Barbara Ford

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Fri, 04/20/2012

Barbara Ford talks with Ani and Lyn about her part in the Earth Day Conference & Celebration

“Barbara Ford is an impassioned leader of the Great Turning, a visionary artisan of cultural evolution, one of our best twenty-first-century guides to a better world. She helps us remember who we are and where we are and to contribute joyously and effectively to our endangered world in these times of radical opportunity. She guides humbly yet boldly, methodically yet spontaneously, soberly yet humorously — with sparkling creativity, mischievous delight, a great heart, and compelling song.”

Environmental activist Barbara Ford is one of five speakers who will respond to the central question "What gives us hope and heart to keep working on what is best for our Earth in the face of difficult changes?" at the Earth Day Conference & Celebration Friday night. KBOO is a proud sponsor of the event.

  • Title: PR 04-20-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 57:12 minutes (52.37 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 4-13-12 Patient/Physician Cooperatives with Morgan Butler & Tony McCormick

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Fri, 04/13/2012

What are Patient/Physician Cooperatives?  Want want affordable health care? Ani & Lyn host guests Morgan Butler & Tony McCormick of Portland Patient/Physician Cooperatives

  • Title: PR 04-13-12
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  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 58:45 minutes (53.78 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 4-6-12 Food Not Bombs: Guest Keith McHenry, co-founder

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Fri, 04/06/2012

Keith McHenry, co-founder of Food Not Bombs is our guest.

Lyn and Ani are excited for the opportunity to talk with Keith about the work of Food Not Bombs and the efforts by the establishment to stop their important service.

Keith has been arrested more than 100 times, serving over 500 nights in jail.  He faced a sentence of 25 years to life because of the California Three Strikes Law, but was released after an Amnesty International campaign.

What makes feeding people so dangerous?  Isn't it good to feed the hungry?  Why has Food Not Bombs been targetted by the establishment.

You can join our discussion by calling into the studio at 503-231-8187. or commenting on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/positivelyrevolting  or on twitter at positverevolt.

Keith is in Portland to speak at the Law and Disorder Conference, April 6 - 8th.

He has just released a new book Hungry for Peace: How you can help end poverty and war with Food Not Bombs

 

  • Title: PR 04-06-12
  • Genre: Vocal
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 59:28 minutes (54.45 MB)
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Positively Revolting on 3-30-12 Author Ross Jackson, Occupy World Street

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Fri, 03/30/2012

People all over the world are rising up against the global financial cabal that has essentially bought governments and left economies in tatters. In his book Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform, Ross Jackson describes the global financial practices that have driven economies -and recources- to the brink of collapse.  He also, puts forth a compelling, detailed plan to let sovereign nations regain control of their economies and replace them with institutions that flips the paradim of profit before environmental standards.

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Positively Revolting on 03-23-12 War Against Women, Part 2

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Fri, 03/23/2012

War Against Women, Part 2.  Host Ani with guests Theresa Mitchell and Genevieve Goffman talk about recent forays in the culture war to pass legislation against reproductive health choices, and generally attempting to "shame" women about their sexuality. 

Guests: 
Theresa Mitchell from KBOO's Presswatch
Genevieve Goffman:  Sexual Assault Support Advocacy Network of Occupy Portland
 

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  • Title: PR 03-23-12
  • Genre: Rock
  • Year: 2012
  • Length: 51:52 minutes (47.49 MB)
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Want to continue discussing renewal and Imbolc?

Or nature based spirituality?

Visit the Positively Revolting blog to read about the Wheel of the Year, and continue the discussion online.

 

Want to continue discussing renewal and Imbolc?

Or nature based spirituality?

Visit the Positively Revolting blog to read about the Wheel of the Year, and continue the discussion online.

 

this morning's program: host & speaker

I am a daily KBOO listener; however, while todays speaker while speaking from the heart regarding her dismay over the Afganistan theater of war, she makes vague statements, with great emotion, but few references to facts, which could easily be woven into her statements to make them more illuminating, it would give more power to her rally cries. Tt feels as though I am simply listening to hyperbole LIKE ON CREEPY FOX NEWS!  The Hosts of the program, similarly, are never probing or asking for clarification of the important issue, an important question to probe is: "why ARE we there?".  This program is dithering, and the speaker is bland, unconvincing of any knowledge base, boring, 10th rate.  Additionally, this is typical of the "Positively Revolting" hour, I usually never tune in when I know these two hosts will be on, bcs. it is never a provoking program, it rarely reveals or provides any new information about anything.  If this program has to continue to be on at all, consider putting it on late at night....it is pablum. 

Good Sista' Bad Sista' on the other hand was a great relief for me on Friday morning's programing, those women are sharp, witty and smart. 

Do not dumb us down with this progam "Positively Revolting", it is a zero.

Pay Equality

I recently heard the argument that the pay differential between men and women is actually fair. This idea is based on the situation of women living longer than men but work the same period of time. This argument claims that the total difference of pay between men and women equals the cost of additional medical care spent for women in their senior years.

For example, let's say a man and a woman work the same number of years (about 40), in the same job with the same responsibilities, and the man makes 10% more than the woman. Say that the job pays (in constant dollars) an average of $30,000 over the forty years. The man makes $1.2 million over this period and the woman makes $1.08 million.

The difference is $120,000. Now at age 60, a man will generally live to be 75 and a woman will live to be 85. Most medical expenses are incurred in the last ten years of live. These costs are paid mostly by public funds through MediCare. The pay_inequality_is_fair argument holds that this $120,000 pay differential is used by society to pay the additional medical expenses that women use and men don't.

I realize that this argument will float like a lead zeppelin on the Positively Revolting community. However, you may want to be aware of it so you don't get blindsided by it in a public debate on the issue.

Thank you,
Alan in Portland

Where did Ani go?

Where did Ani go? I miss her!

I'm here, honest

Hi there, Melodie and I are hosting alternating weeks on Friday mornings, now. I hope you had a chance to hear my program with Norman Solomon last Friday, 11/7, but if you didn't, you can hear it online-- there is a link to the audio on this program page. I will host again on the 21st. Thanks so much for listening! with love & solidarity, ani

woo hoo!

Glad you're still involved in the show. Thanks for all that you do for our community!

much love, m

Wow... How about some positive feedback?

I must have picked a good week to start listening to KBOO. My unhealthy addiction to KPOJ has been shaken. What stirred me to radio hop was the recent clubbing and scrubbing of morning show co-host Heidi Tauber.

Thankfully (along with news I'm not hearing elsewhere) I struck gold with back to back to back mornings of call in shows which were right up my avenue. On Wednesday Barbara Bernstein and friends of the 40 Mile Loop took me on a bike ride down memory lane. The next day, Dave and Jo Ann took on the very difficult but extremely important topic of race and justice in America. I found the candor of the hosts and callers-in to be a much needed breath of fresh air.

Yesterday was quite synergenic. I didn't think anything Positively Revolting would be my pint of brew, but the community of thought that came together was positively revolutionary. I'm still not entirely successful in finding joy amidst the madness, but the range of emotions I was able to experience during the show were a welcome departure from depression. Together we just may succeed... or at least, survive.

KBOO, I think I love U. (And Jeff always has sumpin' to say to go along with that sexy voice! I'm glad he seems to hop around the dial too.)

 

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